Friday evening, it was reported that Auburn starting quarterback Nick Marshall ran into a little bit of a legal issue earlier in the day. Specifically, Marshall was cited — not arrested, mind you — for possession of marijuana and tinted windows following a traffic stop.
A couple of hours later, the football program has publicly responded to the incident in a two-sentence statement attributed to head coach Gus Malzahn.
Below is the statement, in its brief entirety:
“I’m aware of the situation that happened earlier today with Nick. I’m very disappointed and I will address it with him accordingly.”
Whether “address it with him accordingly” means “suspension/any loss of playing time” remains to be seen.
The Tigers, incidentally, open the 2014 season Aug. 30 against SEC foe Arkansas. Whether the regular-season opener that also doubles as the conference opener for the defending league champs would be used by Malzahn as a teachable, zero-tolerrance moment is unknown.